Ashraful slams his way to fastest fifty in Bangladesh win

West Indies became the first team to be knocked out of the ICC World Twenty20, after losing their second match against Bangladesh. The following are a few statistical highlights:

  • Mohammad Ashraful scored the fastest fifty in Twenty20 internationals, beating the previous record held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored a 50 off 23 balls against New Zealand in Wellington. Jayasuriya holds the record for ODIs, a fifty scored in 17 balls against Pakistan in Singapore.

  • Ashraful and Aftab Ahmed were involved in a partnership of 109, the fifth instance of a century partnership in Twenty20 internationals. All five hundred -plus stands have come at the Wanderers.

  • Mohammad Ashraful also tops the list for highest career strike-rate in Twenty20 internationals so far, ahead of Marlon Samuels, who scored 27 off 14 balls in the match.

  • Samuels has hit 10 sixes in Twenty20 international, one behind Chris Gayle, who leads the pack.

  • Syed Rasel's spell of 4-1-10-1 is the most economical for a bowler having delivered four overs in a Twenty20 international. Rasel's economy rate in Twenty20 matches is second-best behind Mark Gillespie.

  • Shakib Al Hasan's 4 for 34 is the first four-for for a Bangladesh player in a Twenty20 international.

  • Dwayne Bravo conceded 34 runs off his two overs, the third-worst economy rate in the format. The list is led by Brad Hogg and Dwayne Smith, who respectively conceded 38 and 37 runs off their two overs, also in Johannesburg.

  • Ashraful was at the receiving end while bowling, having conceded 55 runs off his four overs, the second-most runs conceded by a bowler in a Twenty20 international. Ashraful's team-mate Farhad Reza has also conceded again 55 runs in a Twenty20 match, against Pakistan in Nairobi